Ramadan: The Month Of Delicious, Tasty Food

Saidia – Back i the day, Ramadan’s arrival was largely attached to embracing god and the religion along with experiencing the feelings of poorer people who are unable, throughout the year, to find something to eat whenever they want.

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However, people alienated Ramadan from its religious and holy form and into a month of tasty delicious food made exquisitely for visiting family and loved-ones. I won’t lie, I personally enjoy Ramadan, hankering for its arrival along with its blessings, religious atmosphere, and I won’t lie….The food and series are AMAZING! Yes it has become the month of series and delicious food, the same way the new year celebration, Christmas and thanksgiving diverted from their original forms. However, on a little bit optimistic stance, Muslims (myself included) are still attached, at least for now, to the larger and clearer parts of their religion, and although we can’t change what we have become, we sure can’t forget who we are, we can’t forget our Islamic origins and roots.

I love Ramadan, I love its smells, I love its theme, I love its routine, I love its food, I love its family gatherings but more importantly, I love its spirituality and holiness.

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Maroc Telecom 3G: From Bad To Worse!

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Saidia – Maroc Telecom fancy itself as the leading communication company in Morocco and has been keen to sustain those claims with multi-million dollar advertising campaigns showcasing how family-friendly and affordable it is.

No one can deny that the ads are very impressing, especially the ones with A-list celebs dancing around and smiling with the company’s logo everywhere –> after all they’re paid to do so, but Moroccans with limited sources, unable to pay nearly 400 Dhs a month to acquire a faster internet connection, find themselves with the option of 100 Dh/month 3G connection and they would be lucky if the internet actually works let alone fast enough to watch videos.

The depressing reality is the fact that Maroc Telecom is yet to add a 4G connection while many Arab communication companies intiated it years ago! And the image gets even bleaker as the current 3G connection used to be faster just one year ago say Facebook-based young Moroccans who are outraged by what they called “lies and fabrications” made up by Maroc Telecom.

But to be honest enough, Maroc Telecom isn’t the only one with this problem as both Inwi and Meditel face the same problems along with the same absence of a near solution.

Historic Relations Between Morocco and Saudi Arabia: Saving Morocco

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Saidia – Morocco and Saudi Arabia have been close allies for decades and decades as both have proven to be loyal allies to one another throughout the years.

The royal families of both countries are reported to share the same ancestors and the same blood running in their veins and to say the least, it defiantly came in favor of both kingdoms. When Saddam Hussain invaded Kuwait back in the 1990’s, Morocco decided no to participate in actions against Iraqi forces but announced the kingdom’s unflinching support to Saudi Arabia and sent 10000 soldiers from its best trained brigades along with heavy weaponry to be stationed near the borders, the capital and major oil fields. Most recently, Morocco expelled Iran’s ambassador in responses to the latter’s government hostile actions against Bahrain and the Golf countries. Morocco also stood with Saudi Arabia’s stance in the Syrian Civil War which showed the amount of coordination, cooperation and mutual support.

Saudi Arabia has been vividly supporting Morocco financially through providing Morocco with grants, zero interest loans, investments and even providing funds for the Moroccan military to enhance its capabilities and thus being able to keep up with neighboring oil-rich Algeria. History shows that Saudi Arabia’s financial support was crucial in Morocco’s ability to face the Polizario front in the war of sands back in the 1960’s along with all the financial burdens a war brings.

So we can easily say that even though Morocco has been there for Saudi Arabia for a long time, the latter’s political and financial support has been and still is playing a major role in helping Morocco’s financial and political stances.